Environment

Two more Tibetan bears sent to rescue centre

Created 26 May 2017
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Two Tibetan bears which were illegally possessed in southern Tay Ninh province were sent to Hon Me Rescue Centre in the southern province of Kien Giang.

Central Highlands halt licensing forest conversion projects

Created 26 May 2017
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The Central Highlands provinces have halted licensing projects involving the use of natural forests for other land needs, particularly for industrial tree plantations, and those likely to overexploit forest products in converted forest areas.

 

Air quality management plan designed for Mekong Delta city

Created 24 May 2017
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The Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) and Clean Air Asia have designed an action plan on air quality management for the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.

 

Cẩm Thanh seek a joint protection of nipa palm forest

Created 24 May 2017
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Cẩm Thanh administrators, scientists, local residents and businesses have signed an agreement to manage and protect the commune’s nipa palm forest - the first-ever joint environment protection deal between an administration and its community in the central region.

 

Scientists urge postponing Pak Beng hydropower project

Created 24 May 2017
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Laos is set to move forward to build Pak Beng hydropower dam on Mekong mainstream, but technical reports about the project still do not provide adequate information.

 

Disasters a threat to VN development

Created 23 May 2017
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The increasing intensity and devastation caused by natural disasters continues to pose an “enormous challenge” to the nation, causing severe losses of assets and human life, and threatens to derail Việt Nam’s development, President Trần Đại Quang said in a letter penned for the 71st celebration of the Traditional Day on Natural Disaster Prevention (May 22, 1946 – May 22, 2017).

 

Bái Tử Long recognised as VN 6th ASEAN Heritage Park

Created 23 May 2017
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Bái Tử Long National Park in the northern province of Quảng Ninh has been recognised as the 38th ASEAN Heritage Park.

 

VN beauty queens head to Kenya on elephant protection mission

Created 23 May 2017
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Miss Vietnam Universe 2015 Pham Huong and runner-up Le Hang have begun a five-day trip to Kenya to join in a wild elephant protection campaign.

 

Sand mining kills rivers in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Created 23 May 2017
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With regard to the recent serious river bank landslides, experts have warned that if sand mining continues, the situation will become worse.

 

Air pollution challenges Vietnam’s socio-economic development

Created 23 May 2017
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Scientists have repeatedly warned about declining air quality. However, settling the problem is difficult despite an existing legal framework.

 

Company fined for illegal sand mining on Đăk Bla River

Created 22 May 2017
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Xuan Tai Company in the Highland province of Kon Tum was fined VND40 million ($1,769) for illegal sand exploitation, said Chief Inspector of the Department of Environment and Natural Resource Tran Cong Hau yesterday.

 

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